About Us

Dr. Melissa Balk-Elliott


Dr. Melissa Balk-Elliott, DDS, is originally from Buffalo, NY. She earned her undergraduate degree from Hobart and William Smith College in New York State, before attending the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She has also completed a pediatric dental residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Balk-Elliott is proud to be serving the Midland community and offers a wide variety of dental services to her patients. In her free time, Dr. Balk-Elliott enjoys being outdoors, hiking, paddle boarding and kayaking. She also enjoys baking, crafting and spending time with her dog, Rosecoe!

Dr. Nandar Shar


Dr. Nandar Shar, DDS joined the Odessa, Big Spring and Midland offices in 2013 after treating patients of all ages in a busy private office in Dallas, TX for more than four years. She graduated from the University of Texas at Houston, School of Dentistry in 2009.

Dr. Shar is a member of the Texas Dental Association, Southwest Dental Association and American Dental Association. She earned a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2005. A native of Plano, TX, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and cooking.

Dr. Constance Ezugha


Dr. Constance Ezugha, DMD is originally from Edmond, Oklahoma! She moved to Arizona where she earned her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. Dr. Ezugha then moved across the country to Kentucky, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky. Now, Dr. Ezugha, is excited to be treating the smiles of patients in Odessa! Dr. Ezugha loves building relationships with her patients that are long lasting and built on trust. Dr. Ezugha offers a wide variety of dental services from preventative care to complete smile make overs. When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, volunteering with different groups, traveling and being active!

Dr. Christopher Norton

Dr Christopher Norton Childrens Dental Center Midland and Big Spring Texas

Dr. Christopher Norton, DDS, graduated from Southern Methodist University with his undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He then attended Baylor University where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Norton joined the Abbeville team in 2013 and practices at many of our locations, but when he is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys playing golf and basketball, working on projects around his house and spending time with his family!

Dr. Emily Nguyen


Dr. Emily Nguyen was born in Huntington Beach, California. She attended the University of California, where she graduated with a degree in Biological Science. She then went to Dental School at The University of the Pacific and graduated in 2017. Dr. Nguyen has a genuine compassion on educating patient’s on their dental health. In her down time she loves cooking and spending time with her sisters. She is excited to be serving patients in the Levelland and Lubbock Offices.